Gov’t Signs 18M Raw Water Pipeline
The Government through the Liberia Water Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCA-L) Wednesday signed an eighteen million grant agreement for the rehabilitation of the Raw Water Pipeline from Mt. Coffee Hydropower plant to White Plains Water treatment plant.
The Pipeline which was destroyed during the civil war in 1990 when constructed will result in consistent and quality water supply to the nearly one million residents of Monrovia.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Monrovia, Millennium Challenge Account- Liberia CEO Monie Captan said the project is a significant contribution to the country’s water sector.
He said the pipeline project when completed will further avoid the high risk of salt content in the municipal water treatment plant in the country.
He added that the project is among few other projects under the Millennium Challenge Corporation that have a greater economic return.
Also speaking LWSC Director General Hon. Duannah Siryon said the agreement for the construction of the raw water pipeline is vital to the entity and the people of Liberia.
He stated that the project will further boost revenue generation for government while assuring the entity’s fullest commitment to manage the project.
Speaking earlier the legal advisor to the President of Liberia, Counselor Archieboy Bernard says the pipeline from white plain to Monrovia needs urgent attention.
The $ 18 million proposal pipeline is approximately 3.1 miles long and generally follows the original alignment of the pipeline with small deviations.
The signing of the Implementing Entity Agreement (IEA) between the Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCA-L) and the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) is to ensure a smooth execution of the US$ 18million Raw Water Pipeline Project.
The Raw Water Pipeline is a sub-project under the Energy project of the $257 Million grant to Liberia from the Government of the United States through the Millennium Corporation (MCC).
The objective of the Energy Project is to provide greater access to reliable and affordable electricity to the citizens of Liberia. The Project addresses several problems facing the energy sector in Liberia through compact activities.